Plan for Surveillance of Occupational Diseases in Hospital One-Year Experience at Veterans’ General Hospital-Taipei

J. Ger

1994 Vol.10 NO.9

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The father of occupational medicine, Bernadino Ramazzini (1633-1714), early mentioned that work was also a cause of disease and that, when taking a history, a physician should routinely ask the patient about his work(1). It was not, however, until after the Industrial Revolution (1760-1830) that the relationship between work and disease began to receive more serious attention(2).